IGLOO MAXCOLD 60
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IGLOO MAXCOLD 60
Which medium-capacity cooler best suits your picnicking needs? Start with a cup-holder count.

IGLOO MAXCOLD 60
Pluses: Stores ice longest of products tested; smallest and lightest of products tested; handles as user-friendly as Coleman’s; large food tray is included; latch prevents accidental opening. Minuses: Expensive at $79; smallest wheels of products tested; only two cup holders in lid; poor drainage. Weight: 14.5 pounds. $79. (800) 364-5566, www.igloocoolers.com.

Text by Scott Doggett
Photographs by Eric Boyd ()
COLEMAN ULTIMATE XTREME
COLEMAN ULTIMATE XTREME
Pluses: Coleman’s new top-performance wheeled cooler stores ice nearly as long as Igloo’s product; lid contains four cup holders; side handles are easy to access; actual capacity totals 62 quarts (two more than others). Minuses: Largest of the three units tested; leaves 1 inch of standing water despite claimed no-tilt drain. Weight: 15 pounds. $45. (800) 835-3278, www.coleman.com ()
RUBBERMAID WHEELED
RUBBERMAID WHEELED
Pluses: Wagon design allows you to pull cooler without hoisting one end; best wheels of the three tested; wide turning radius. Minuses: Ice melted much faster than ice in others tested; very narrow side handle indents make for difficult carrying; lid contains holders for only two cups. Weight: 17 pounds. $60. (866) 595-0525, www.rubbermaid.com()
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